With warmer weather, I find myself craving salads for lunch or dinner. All the produce is so gorgeous this time of year, and I don’t feel like turning on the oven and heating up the house to bake anything. The only downside is that my husband likes protein at every meal. This has created my quest for easy protein that enhances a salad. These are some of my favorite easy additions.
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Summer marks the beginning of BBQ's, beach days, celebrations and happy indulgences. Bring this easy and healthy salad to your next festivity for a yummy, low cal and nutritious option.
- 4 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
**option to add 1 tbsp of raw honey**
Yes, I founded an organic juice company. Yes, I believe that my body is my greatest earthly blessing and that I need to treat it with love, respect and care. Yes - I wholeheartedly understand, teach and preach that the most important way that we can love our bodies is by feeding them pure, organic nutrition. And yes, I do drink caffeine - - - if we are being totally honest, I kinda drink a lot of it at times. Sure, I have gone through periods of time without consuming caffeine, like for instance whenever I do a juice cleanse and usually for a month or so after that.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer for many of us. With the three day weekend, warm weather and barbeques, you may find yourself consuming more alcohol than you normally do. Here are a few tips to be sure you don’t spend part of your weekend on the couch, nursing a hang over.
As the weather warms and the days get longer, spending more time outdoors is likely on the top of your “to-do” list. Sunshine, sand, and increased activity can all take their toll on your performance, your skin and your energy levels. What you put into your body will ensure you stay hydrated and fueled for your summer regime, and help keep your skin and hair nourished and glowing. We’ve shared our top picks to keep you at the top of your game this summer.
Eggs are a simple easy way to get a quick dose of protein. They are versatile and nutritious, and when the hens are raised ethically, But it can be overwhelming to choose at the grocery store. Free range, organic, cage free… what do they mean and which is healthiest?
We have written a lot about eating real food and avoiding processed foods, artificial ingredients, and items laden with chemicals. But now I’m telling you to take it a step further and cook real food at home. In today’s modern age of fast food, pre-packaged food and restaurants on every corner, tens of millions of people don’t cook at all, and nearly a third of people say they only cook four out of 21 meals per week.
If you want to improve your health, here is why the majority of your meals need to be made by you:
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Two of my favorite indulgences are margaritas and guacamole. . . so needless to say I love celebrating Cinco De Mayo and I want to share my favorite fiesta recipe with you!!
Before I give you the details for the best guacamole you will have ever tasted, let's make sure we are on the same page regarding the margaritas. I am not talking about the fluorescent green mix that you get at the dive Mexican food place down the street. Margaritas can be delicious without obscene amounts of sugar and food dyes.
Nourishing your body with juices and smoothies is one of the most direct paths to awesome health. The benefits of vegetable and fruit juices or smoothies can include everything from weight loss and glowing skin to mental clarity and joint health. As a health coach, I always tell my clients that the best wellness rituals are the ones they can stick to. If you juice or blend daily, there are easy solutions to some of the most common deterrents of home juicing and blending.
Challenge: Your smoothies are never well blended.
Long before discovering the awesomeness of cold-pressed juices, I was a dedicated smoothie drinker. Recently, I have been adding this blended treat back into my life and I’m loving every green sip of it. Nothing can compare to the nutrient punch from a cold pressed juice, but smoothies have their place too.